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  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
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    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 067902
    ISBN: 9780794537531
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    Introduce the history of classical music to kids in a colorful and informative book with loads of illustrations (Usborne style!) The text is short and easy to understand; you will learn the essence of a rich and lengthy history in a simplified form. Topics include an explanation of classical music, writing music, music & religion, music for entertainment/operas/ballet, orchestra, concerts, music & monarchy/painting/nature, words & music, and music & science/technology. A timeline from about 2000 BC to late 19th century reviews the book (and those mentioned previously). On every other page is a QR code to scan and hear samples of the music presented on the page. Perfect for the musically inclined or not. 8x11”, 33pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062148
    ISBN: 9781843797708
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    In Tormod the Troll’s mountain, they only listen to one song. He loves music, so he decides to go looking for more! He gets very far away from home only to discover an orchestra! What’s an orchestra? Don’t worry, you can very easily follow along with the included CD. Simply pop it in and listen with Tormod as he is introduced to every instrument in the orchestra. Soon, you’ll be able to tell the difference between a clarinet and an oboe, and you’ll help Tormod get back to his mountain! A fun way to learn all the parts of an orchestra. 63 hardcover pages with a 37-track CD. – Laura

  • Item #: 048880
    ISBN: 9781579126995
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    This hardcover book with audio CD is a beautifully designed and illustrated introduction to the story-filled world of ballet. The first chapter introduces you to some basic terminology, ballet positions, and history, and invites you to listen to a couple of CD music tracks. Then, each chapter that follows tells the story of a particular ballet, complete with gorgeous, watercolor-like illustrations. Throughout these chapters you'll be able to listen to some of the music and/or learn a little bit more about terminology and technique. Occasionally a chapter will also feature a famous dancer, like Rudolph Nureyev. A glossary is included in the back, and there's also a resource section for learning more about becoming a ballerina, great ballets, famous dancers, and fiction stories about dancing. The final page provides you with a CD track list for your reference. 96 pgs ~ Caryl

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  • Item #: 066530
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     Kids learn from their environment as well as from books and other resources. Your visual learners will especially appreciate the attractiveness of these 4 posters each highlighting a different era of classical music and composers from that era. You see a color portrait and a paragraph, along with important dates. From the Renaissance & Baroque periods you have Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach & Handel. From the Classical period there is C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Of the Early Romantic period you see Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schuman, Liszt & Verdi. And of the Late Romantic period you see Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler & Debussy. Each poster measures 17”x 22” and is made of cardstock. There is a reproducible worksheet included for each poster. ~Sara

  • Item #: 064418
    ISBN: 9781932684148
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  • Item #: 064232
    ISBN: 9780920668993
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     An introduction to music appreciation and a charming storybook rolled into one. Featuring fun 80’s style watercolor and ink illustrations, this book shows two children as they learn about music and are introduced orchestra sections and instruments. Keywords such as melody and conductor are in uppercase font to help catch your child’s eye. 40 pg, sc. – Laura

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  • Item #: 062147
    ISBN: 9781843791188
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    As a kid, it can be easy to think classical music is boring, but this book is a great way to show children that it is, in fact, quite exciting! This book comes with a CD of carefully selected pieces that will excite and engage your children. As they read, they will see how classical music sets the tone for movies and TV, weddings, theatre, dance, and much more. As they listen to tracks such as Peter and the Wolf , they will read and learn how each instrument indicates a different animal. Soon you’ll be able to “see” the story as the music plays! There are also sections that point out famous composers as well as different instruments in an orchestra. Colorful illustrations accompany the pieces as well to make this a complete auditory and visual experience. 64 hardcover pages with a 28 track CD. – Laura

  • Item #: 061894
    ISBN: 9781857078107
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    As a kid, my mom took my brothers and me to local youth symphony performances. The groupings of all the instruments always interested me and made me want to learn more about music. Now, you can bring a mini symphony to your home with this fun pop-up book! This is probably best read at a table due to the pop-up size. Before reading, flip to the back inside cover and unfold the orchestra. It’s designed to stay opened while you flip through the pages in the book, allowing your child to identify the different sections as you read about them. There’s even a little pop-up conductor figure to set on his platform! Add some Beethoven, Debussy, or your favorite composer in the background (music not included) and you’ve got a super unique approach to the orchestra as well as pop up books in general! 10” x 10”, 14 pp. – Laura

  • Item #: 061893
    ISBN: 9782923163895
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      Subtitled, An Introduction to Classical Music, all the included musical selections have a common theme: birds. The music on CD (all performed by world class orchestras) is really the main component of this book. Several included tools help students understand and listen to this music: discover the melodies, the instruments, the stories behind the music, and the composers themselves. First, you start with brief descriptions to introduce each of the 20 classical music selections. Composers range from perhaps obscure to more well known, from longstanding to modern: Janequin in the 15th century, Vivaldi and Mozart in the 18th century to Rautavaara and Messiaen in the 20th century, for example. Additional tools follow: a listening guide, a brief biography of composers, glossary of musical terms, and a timeline of composers and periods. 8 1/8” X 8”, 48 pp, hc. ~ Ruth